Call of Juarez is a gritty, engaging and frenetic game with that authentic twang of frontier madness that makes it an accomplished Western.
You'll find yourself grimacing as you slowly reload, taking cover behind a rock and then squint down your sights, letting off a recoiling shot. This game is in the style of a old fashioned FPS, which works fine, because it's an old fashioned country.
The majority of the game is an entirely linear storyline, with an occasional interlude into a free roaming wilderness. These breaks are a refreshing change of pace, although the environment feels painfully underdeveloped. But overall the single player is a satisfying experience.
It's also well worth mentioning the multi-player, it's popularity may have waned since its release, but it's a solid effort. Highlights include outlaws versus law-men, bank robberies and bounties, all set against authentic Western backdrops. It all demonstrates that both the Multi-player and Single Player experience of Bound in Blood is strongly tailored to what Wild West fans want, and it truly delivers.